You might learn something about yourself. If you don't, listen to it again. Human nature is fascinating.
I bought it thinking to play it for my family while on a road trip, glad I didn't. There is a surprising amount of needless swearing in the book unfortunately. It does delve rather deeply into psychology and why we do what we do, very interesting.
Everyone should read this book and read it honestly. If you do, you'll learn a lot about the way you manipulate your own thinking in order to reduce dissonance and mental pain.
This book should be read in the first person. I am nearing the end of my career and this book has helped me understand some of the decisions I and others have made that seemed irrational before I listened to this book.
I would have liked to know more. More about the types of people most often afflicted by such bias, how to avoid making such mistakes.
Still, I wish everyone would read this book. Too bad those who badly need enlightenment are busy reading 50 shades, or binge-watching Netflix.
I have a hard time at not listening to audible books in 1.5 or faster speeds. This book is not an exception. The premise of the book, although very drawn out, is incredible in that it allows a person to identify where they are making mistakes and correct them. Due to the enormous amount of examples, there is ample opportunity for one to identify where they are self justifying mistakes.
I don't even know what to say. I'm listening to it again.
The principles are intensely interesting. And understanding them critical to understanding why we make certain choices or act in specific ways. It's the kind of information that makes you feel like you've opened up the human machine and finally began to understand why the brain works the way it does. This explains so much. I am finding that I better understand why people in my life reacted the way they did. Understanding is awesome:)
Many interesting examples from different spheres contributed to a fascinating discussion. I find myself tuned in to examples every day now that I'm more aware of how cognitive dissonance appears.
This book was quite the eye opener. I was surprised at the techniques many law enforcement agencies used for interrogation as well as how easy it is to become dissonant. The waffling between male and female readers was a little distracting, but that is my only complaint.